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Raspberry Pi

The installation is only possible with a valid subscription. However, an existing backup can be used to restore the software even without subscription. See Change of Platform

A regular backup is recommended to ensure that your system is as current as possible in case of a defect. Even more, an active subscription is required to download IP-Symcon anew in case of a complete loss of data.



Version Requirements

The version overview shows which version of IP-Symcon is compatible with which Raspberry Pi version.


Start with executing the following command and verify the correct time or set the time zone if needed


If the time zone needs to be set

sudo raspi-config


sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list

Insert the following line at the end:

deb http://apt.symcon.de/ stable rpi

Save the changes and leave the editor with Ctrl-O and Ctrl-X.

Add GPG-key:

wget -qO - http://apt.symcon.de/symcon.key | sudo apt-key add -

Execute the following commands on the shell:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install symcon

The WebFront should be available under http://ipaddress:3777/. The IP-Symcon management console (ips_console.exe) can be used via IP address and port 3777 if the IP-Symcon Server was not found automatically.


Update to the most current version

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

How can I start and stop the IP-Symcon service?

sudo /etc/init.d/symcon start
sudo /etc/init.d/symcon stop
sudo /etc/init.d/symcon restart

Where is what?

  • /usr/bin/symcon - Executable
  • /usr/share/symcon/ - Static Data (IP-Symcon installation)
  • /var/lib/symcon/ - Variable Data (Settings, scripts, media...)
  • /var/log/symcon/ - Log Files (Logfiles...)

How can I check if the service runs correctly?

sudo ps x | grep symcon

How can I view/follow the log file?

tail -f /var/log/symcon/logfile.log

Set Remote Access Password

Remote Access provides a tutorial for configuring remote access.


The following commands need to be used via terminal to update IP-Symcon to the newest version.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

The service is terminated and rebooted automatically afterwards.


The IP-Symcon service needs to be terminated before uninstalling.

Terminate Service/Server

The command to terminate IP-Symcon server needs to be entered via console. This is identical for Linux and Raspberry Pi.

sudo /etc/init.d/symcon stop

Stop service

Uninstall Service/Server

The shown command needs to be entered via console. This is identical for Linux and Raspberry Pi.

sudo apt-get purge symcon


Delete IP-Symcon

Finalize the uninstallation by deleting the complete IP-Symcon folder.

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